I thought brands were starting to release kites in there actual year. As in start in January and run through to December to stop the crazy deal thing mid year. My mate owns a shop and this type of deal really makes life hard for him.
But I guess that's the business he's in.
Personally I would prefer January to December as then the year of the kite would really be the year of the kite. Plus it would mean deals over Christmas which would help convince the other half that a new kite is a good idea
Anyway good luck with your deal hunting.
I bought two kites and got the third ( smallest ) free
. Not sure that deal is on anymore.